Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Sep 2006 15:07 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
X11, Window Managers Just when you thought fancy effects on Linux desktops started to get remotely understandable, focussing on Aiglx/Xgl with Compiz, a fork of Compiz is announced: Beryl. This is the logical continuation of the popular compiz-quinnstorm branch, used by many Ubuntu users. "During this summer, and during the last few weeks, some major additions were done in compiz-quinnstorm, bringing a whole new decorator, cgwd, which was designed to be fully themable, and a new settings backend, csm, which intended to drop most of the gnome deps - there were other reasons for this, but this is not our current subject. Consequently, we reached a situation where it's quite impossible to come back." The main reason is general unwillingness to work with and unresponsiveness to the developers of the -quinnstorm branch from the official Compiz guys.
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quinn's stability
by maddocks on Wed 20th Sep 2006 16:02 UTC
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Ive seen more people complain about quinns reliability since the beryl fork was announced then ever before. I find this a little crazy. Ive used quinn's packages since the first one, over the span of 3 different laptops and never had a single problem! It has worked well on all of them despite using a shared ram ati or nvidia card. I think it must depend on which distro someone is using, on Ubuntu its awesome but on the same box in gentoo I had horrible problems (on both stock and Quinn) so if your havong issues and your not using Ubuntu switch!

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